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15th August Special: remembering our green warriors

First of all, happy 74th Independence day to all readers. To reach these years of freedom, our fighters suffered tortured and lost many wars. They lost their lives without a second thought so that one day someone could see frees India. Above all, even after no hope, they stopped trying until India was reborn. More importantly, if you are living with the freedom to be yourself, thank them. However, we have another set of fighters who are worth remembering. Just as our Independence warriors, they fought selflessly to make India livable for us. Yes, I am talking about all the people who saved greenery starting a movement and shaking everyone around them: our green warriors. This Independence Day, let us also remember their bravery and energy to make a fight with everyone for good.

Carried with care,

Coated with pride,

Dipped in love,

Flying in glory,

Moments of freedom in shades of joy,

That’s how Proud I am to be Indian.

Be A Green Warrior

Despite many movements going on to save our environment, earth’s is facing serious climatic changes, deforestation and more. The efforts of a few people might make some difference, but efforts of a collective are unbreakable. Lets’s be a green warrior and save our country and moreover, save ourselves.

Also Read: Why we should plant more and more trees.

Likewise, You may not know where to start what to do,
but we can help you. Nevertheless, here at www.whereismytree.com , we do all your
work to promote greenery. Utmost, only good intention and is needed. Contact us
and become a green warrior .

Also Read: How Deforestation is swallowing Us.

Top 5 Movements By Green Warriors

Here we will discuss India’s top 5 greatest green movements that happened in the history of India. Moreover, I will give insights into people, our green warriors who took the initiative and revolted.

Chipko Movement 1973

  • The Chipko movement was a forest conservation movement in India which began during the 1970s.
  • During this time, there was a rapid increase in deforestation and exhaustion of natural resources. This was moreover in the region ho Uttarakhand and UP (foothills of Himalayas).
  • This movement furthermore practices Satyagraha (non-violent movement) to increase social and ecological awareness to save the trees. In this movement, the activists and their groups simply hugged the trees from all sides. Moreover, this was a silent way of protesting and preventing deforestation.
  • In particular,  Gaura Devi, Suraksha Devi, Sudesh Devi, Bachni Devi and Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Virushka Devi played the most vital roles in this movement.

The Silent Valley Project, 1978

  • Save Silent Valley was a social movement aimed for protection of Silent Valley. It is an evergreen tropical forest in the Palakkad district of Kerala, India.
  •  Moreover, this event started in 1973. NGO led by teachers and the Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) led the movement. The project was about building a hydroelectric dam at Kunthipuzha River, which would submerge the entire biosphere reserve.
  • It would have resultantly destroyed its four-million-year-old rainforests. Furthermore, it is also the home for the lion-tailed masque.
  • Finally, in 1980, the M.G.K. Menon Committee set up to review the project. In result, the project closed and declared a sanctuary.

Jungle Bachao Andolan, 1980s

  •  “Most states exist in the bliss of ignorance,” The Jungle Bachao Andolan took shape in the early 1980s.
  • At this time, the government was proposing commercial teak plantations, replacing natural sal forest. This forest was set in Singhbhum District of Bihar.
  • Furthermore, this led to the birth of the Jungle Bachao Andolan. This movement began in Bihar and later spread to states like Jharkhand and Orissa.
  • Briefly, the tribal of Singhbhum district of Bihar bubbled up a protest for land, forest and water. It was moreover a struggle for socio-economic aspects rights.

Navdanya Movement, 1982

  • If we Elaborate “Navdanya”, it briefly means “nine crops”. This represents India’s collective source of food security and the meaning of the organization.
  • Environment activist, our green warrior for this movement, Vandana Shiva founded Navdanya as an organization in 1982. It is moreover an organization promoting biodiversity conservation and organic farming.
  • Not only this, but it also uplifted women creating opportunities for them. It created a safe and engaging environment for women farmers.
  •  Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India. Moreover, helps in creating markets for farmers. It also promotes quality food for consumers.

Development Alternatives, 1983

  • Ashok Khosla found this NGO in 1983; he moreover started his work towards financial, social and environmental sustainability at the grassroots level.
  •  Over the years, his 15 environmentally sound and commercially viable technologies have generated more than three lakh jobs across India.
  • Usually, The Development Alternatives Group works at local, national and global levels. Its partners and clients include village households and communities.
  • The NGO is a growing number of partners in South Asia, South-East Asia and Africa.

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